We decided to take the leap and start trying to get pregnant since we had a vacation planned for April of the following year. We would try until February and if nothing happened we would put it on hold until after we got back from our trip. Those first few months I was a mess, not only was I getting used to my body post-birth control, I was trying anything I read to get pregnant. Every ovulation test, every app, every special lube, lying in bed with my legs up, you name it I tried it! I am a Leo, so when we set our minds to something there is no stopping us. However those first three months went by and each month my period came like clockwork, every negative pregnancy test hurt a little more each time. We decided to press pause on the baby making, and we went on a dope ass vacation and had a great time. I came home relaxed and ready to jump back into the goal at hand, making a baby.
This time I looked at the test and there was a second line. My mouth dropped, I knew I was pregnant but to have the confirmation in my hands staring back at me was surreal. I paced our apartment not sure what to do next. I so desperately wanted to call someone, specifically my husband but we agreed I would not tell him this over the phone. He works overnight so I had a long seven hours before he returned home, andI couldn't sleep. I pulled out the package hidden in the back of our closet for months, so happy to finally be able to use it. An infant onesie that had written on it: Hi Daddy. It was the way I had planned to tell my husband we were expecting our first child. I put it in the gift box with the positive test (I put it in a ziplock bag, because who wants to touch something you peed on?!) and left it on the living room table to give to him as soon as he came home. Then it hit me, Father’s day was the next day, what better day than to tell my husband that he was going to be a dad. I held onto my secret for one more day for when he walked through the door Sunday morning. I could not wait to tell him the good news. We were super excited! It was what we both wanted so badly was a child to start our family.
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